The City of Deerfield Beach is excited to kick off DFB Recycling Version 2.0. The relaunched curbside recycling collection program will focus on bringing recycling back to its basics, and keeping it clean through the elimination of contamination.
On Monday September 3rd, the City will resume curbside residential recycling collection. Multifamily and commercial recycling collections will also resume. Recycling collection schedules will be the same as it was prior to the suspension of the City's recycling collection programs. Residents will also use the same blue recycling bins. For a map of collection schedules, click here.
DFB Recycling Version 2.0 will no longer tolerate contaminants like plastic bags, pizza boxes, and other food-contaminated items. The City will be regularly monitoring collection routes for these items.
Ever wonder "Why and how to recycle?" If you make it a habit to "Know before you throw, and when it doubt, leave it out," great things happen. Every day we encounter hundreds of recyclable items. By recycling properly, you help materials get to their next best use, which in turn saves tons upon tons of raw materials, time, energy and expense.
69% of plastic bottles don't get recycled.* 45% of aluminum cans end up in the garbage.* Liquids often spoil a whole load of otherwise recyclable paper. That's why it's time to get back to the basics of good recycling. The fact is that some recycling actions make a bigger impact than others. Knowing the Recycling Rules will help you rethink recycling to make a sustainable impact!
*Source: US Environmental Protection Agency